Punjab

PUNJAB GOVERNMENT VIGILANT TO TACKLE ANY FLOOD SITUATION, WATER LEVEL OF BHAKRA DAM INCREASING

August 11, 2017 06:27 PM

Chandigarh/Nangal (Rakesh Saini)

Report from Nangal said, due to heavy rain in Shivalik Hills, the water level of Bhakra Dam increasing day by day. Water level of Bhakra Dam recorded 35 feet up comparitively to last year on this date The  Bhakra Dam water level was recorded 1653.39 feet on Friday. If the water  level would increase continously then the situation may be alarming.

As part of preventive measures, the Punjab Government has all ready put cleaning of drains in the state on war-foot to ensure cleaning of 1481.09 km long drains at a cost of Rs 16.08 crore to prevent any flood like situation. The works of cleaning of drains and flood protection at the cost of Rs 40 crores are in full swing.

Giving this information, a spokesman of Irrigation Department said that complete arrangements have been made to deal with any kind of emergency situation and for this purpose some funds have also been kept in reserve. He said that necessary instructions have been issued to the field offices in this regard. He said that some miscellaneous works which includes draining out flood water from low lying area or constructing pipe culvert for the convenience of public were also being executed to save Agriculture land and population. He further said that The departmental machines have been deployed at vulnerable sites to control expected floods during the monsoon.

Meanwhile report from Nangal said, due to heavy rain in Shivalik Hills, the water level of Bhakra Dam increasing day by day. Water level of Bhakra Dam recorded 35 feet up comparitively to last year on this date The  Bhakra Dam water level was recorded 1653.39 feet on Friday. If the water  level would increase continously then the situation may be alarming.

In the meantime Punjab Govt. spokesman further said that those areas where natural Nallahs and Choes are more in number, funds have been released for flood protection. He said that funds amounting to Rs. 160.00 lac have been approved for Pathankot district, Rs. 261.00 lac for Amritsar District, and Rs. 281.00 lac have been allotted for district Gurdaspur and works were being executed with these funds. He said that in normal conditions there was no threat to embankments constructed along the rivers. 

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